- (PHOTO: Benedictines of Mary)
A group of singing nuns made Billboard Chart history by being at the no. 1 spot for classical traditional music for the 13th straight week.
The group, Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles released Angels and Saints at Ephesus on May 7, and since then has had a record length of time on the charts.
"Not since 2006 has a group occupied the No. 1 spot for 13 weeks in a row on Billboard's Classical Traditional Chart," said Monica Fitzgibbons, cofounder of De Montfort Music in a press release. "To have this accomplishment come from a group of monastic Sisters is simply miraculous. The collection of music is soothing hearts and enabling contemplative moments. Simply a joy and honor to behold! We wish to thank all who have supported the beautiful music of The Benedictines of Mary!"
The songs are sang a cappella in either Latin or English and beat out albums such as, Fifty Shades of Grey: The Classical Album, Downton Abbey: The Essential Collection, and Andrea Bocelli's Passione.
In addition to the CD, the album is available as a digital download for all devices at a variety of online retailers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble and the iTunes Store.
Nine-time International Grammy winning producer Christopher Alder from Germany, and two-time Grammy winning engineer Mark Donahue recorded and engineered the Sisters on Angels and Saints at Ephesus.
The Sisters sing together eight times a day and have been together since 1995, according to Catholic World Report.
1. O God of Loveliness
2. Te Joseph Celebrent
3. Christe Sanctorum
4. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
5. Duo Seraphim
6. Veritas Mea
7. Jesu Dulcis Memoria
8. Lorica of St. Patrick
9. Est Secretum
10. Virgin Wholly Marvellous
11. Laeta Quies
12. Ave Regina Caelorum
13. A Rose Unpetalled
14. Emicat Meridies
15. O Deus Ego Amo Te
16. Jesu Corona Virginum
17. Dear Angel Ever at My Side